The Overnightscape Underground - Lot 106: A Career In The Weeklies
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A Career In The Weeklies was created by Marc Gorcey in Toronto, Canada. It was released on Toronto-based Internet radio station UMFM.net, from 2003 to 2005.
I was a fan of the series - it left a big impression on me. But a few years later, I noticed it was no longer available online. So I contacted Marc Gorcey, and he gave me permission to re-release the show, so that more people would be able to experience it.
I am very happy to be able to present this show to you here on The Overnightscape Underground.
--Frank Edward Nora, September 23, 2013
A Career In The Weeklies is a comedic soap opera adventure mystery.
Our hero is Eric Shea, a layabout and secretly asexual drinker who finds himself charmed into the exciting world of Toronto's weekly press. The charmer is a white-suited devil-tongued rascal by the name of Johnny Whispers.
Johnny and Eric meet in a Queen Street bar, and quickly strike up a friendship. Johnny explains that he plans to launch an explosive new newspaper called The Anti-News Weekly - a paper specifically designed to enrage the population of Toronto. He and his sidekick/companion Katrenkia Von Washing Machine convince Eric to follow them into their mad vision.
Johnny seems to have lived everywhere, done everything, and is currently in withdrawal from a severe Gravol dependency. His word is not to be trusted, but he's never had a dull moment in his entire life.
Katrenkia obsesses over Johnny, and pines for the time they spent in the Peruvian jungle together living off of guinea pig meat and wearing guinea pig leather. Eventually her overpowering shame drives her to nail herself into a wooden box of self-denial.
Eric drinks, frets that the secret of his asexuality will come out, worries about losing his mind, and works his ass off for the Anti-News Weekly.
Along the way, they meet such characters as SuperBeth the Kung Fu lawyer, Ace and Krystal the missile-firing potheads, Dave the reluctant porn merchant, slimy Member of Parliament Steve Curtis, and - of course - Baby Coco the lottery winning one year old.
Marc Gorcey - Marc is the writer and creater of A Career in the Weekles, owing to to his fondness of old radio serials. He is a scientist, currently conducting experiments for the Institute of Comedy Research (ICR). His findings and discussion in many other areas of interest can be found on his website, CokeandPepsi.com and hosts a monthly .
Universal Sea - Sea owns and operates UMFM.net and Universal Metropolis, among many other media-related enterprises. Sea has been into acting and music from an early age and appeared in numerous stage productions in Singapore & Burlington. These days you can find him on Internet radio with his weekly Sea@Night Friday night music variety show and alone with his thoughts and guitar on the shitter.
Jessica VanDusen - Jess runs the Visual Stimulus design site and forum. She currently works as a multimedia developer and is acting editor of U-Magazine.com, UM's online magazine and forum for news and other popular items of discussion.
Tim Vant - Trained at Grant MacEwan College in musical theatre, Tim went on to study improvisation at The Second City. After his wrongful dismissal from the Institute for Comedy Research (ICR), Tim was the 2003 recipient of the coveted "Rat Wheel" award. He owes much credit and in fact his life to world renowned dancer and cellist Olaf Piederson. Without Olaf's help Tim would never have broken into Internet radio.
Kristie Filion* Glenn Christie* Lisa Barry* Tracey Nolan* Jason Berger* Dave McKay* Brian Walsh* Paul Gorcey
* RE Lawrence* Kendra Sartorelli* Joel Sartorelli*
A Career In The Weeklies is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/). Attribution: by Marc Gorcey (firstname.lastname@example.org)